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by RockportDave
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 whirring noise
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: GL1500 whirring noise

My G3 tires do it and they only have a couple thousand miles on them. I here it more when I’m on the 2.5 mile bay bridge because of the concrete barriers and guardrails. Believe it’s the nature of the tires.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cannot hold rpm at 1k
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: cannot hold rpm at 1k

When I removed my carbs and overhauled them, I soaked them in Berrymans carb dip for about 1 hour each, rinsed them with water and sprayed them with carb cleaner to get the water off. Be sure to follow the directions on the can. I also replaced the main and slow jets, the jet holders, the idle air s...
by RockportDave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cannot hold rpm at 1k
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: cannot hold rpm at 1k

Welcome ba7. Nice looking bike. The accelerator pump is on the side of the right carb (#4 in diagram). FA617AE6-0691-4ED5-8A56-7D417C0E7B39.png The bottom of the air cleaner will need to come off to get to it. You can take the top plate off the carbs while on the bike, but use an impact driver (phot...
by RockportDave
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Front fork air pressure

One of these works. Cyclemax has them. Be sure not to over fill, the seals can blow out. 6B3B5344-AC53-4CC5-BCF4-5F6561B7A25D.jpeg Dave Looks like the ticket! Thanks Dave My son bought the pump and gave it to me. It is a 60 psi pump, but the one Cyclemax has is a 30 psi which should be better for t...
by RockportDave
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: San Antonio trip
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: San Antonio trip

Gonna get the drive shaft and rear splines moly’d up which is all I have left to get bike road ready and hopefully we can get a ride in to South Padre later this year.
Wife found a nice condo with a garage in April and we spent a couple of nights there.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: San Antonio trip
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: San Antonio trip

DarthJ,
Hate to hear you had to hold the throttle that many miles. Even short 100 mile trips for me would be tough without cruise.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove reverse lever
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Remove reverse lever

Does this help?


Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Remove reverse lever
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Remove reverse lever

When you get the bolt out the lever may be tight to get piece 3 from piece 2 in the diagram. Be careful to keep piece 2 seated against the frame. If it does come off, it can be put back on with a couple of large screwdrivers, but it can be tough sometimes. A46CDC2A-DFAE-48F8-A86C-7A74C64F60EB.png Dave
by RockportDave
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Front fork air pressure

One of these works. Cyclemax has them. Be sure not to over fill, the seals can blow out.


Dave
by RockportDave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need advice on carb rebuilt
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Need advice on carb rebuilt

I would get some carb cleaner and soak them. I soaked mine for 1 hour each, rinsed them with water, then sprayed them with carb spray through every port to get the water out. Be sure they are stripped as bare as possible, no rubber or plastic. I used Berrymans. 9D1C976F-8D9E-42BA-97B6-6FAD2C8BCF6C.p...
by RockportDave
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I’ve owned 5 goldwings, 2 would do it and three never did. I have tested this one and it has never done it. One of the others that would do it was a 1988 and if I just put 1 finger on the handle bars it wouldn’t do it. It was usually when off the throttle and slowing when it would occur. I found if ...
by RockportDave
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifter Pivot - Ordered one, now a question
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Shifter Pivot - Ordered one, now a question

Taking my gearshift arm off to get to the seal I could get it off far enough to clear the spline teeth, but not come off easily. I pulled the arm toward the back of the bike and used a long large screwdriver to pry it off. Also, used the screwdriver to pry it back on. No damage to the arm or splines...
by RockportDave
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500I Ignition
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: GL1500I Ignition

Seems you are going to have to take the switch out anyway, so after you get it out, spray it with some good lube and give it a good hit with a dead blow mallet. It may jar the piece out or out enough to get ahold of it with needle nose pliers.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side Cover Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Side Cover Bolt

Thanks Stew.
You can’t see it in the picture, but there is another nut on back of the washer inside the plastic. The bolt is tight, but the plastic has a little play in it.
It held good for our short ride last night and 120 mile ride today.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Jackets For Plus Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Jackets For Plus Sizes

Dave, The armor stays put where it is supposed to and I don’t notice it’s even there. The only drawback I have is the zipper is backwards as for females. I was told by the Cyclegear salesman that’s because it is European(?). Zipper is not a deal breaker for me, just strange. It can be adjusted for f...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side Cover Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Side Cover Bolt

While tightening, it twisted off above the threads. I have been turning wrenches for years, but every once in a while... I drilled out the remaining piece with a 1/8” drill and drove a star bit into it and backed it out. The piece I made holds the side cover on, but I prefer to keep the bike as OEM ...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Jackets For Plus Sizes
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Jackets For Plus Sizes

Same as C-dub, I also live in Texas and we get triple digits quite often in the summer. I have a Sedici Frederico from Cyclegear that is mesh with a zip in liner. It breathes pretty well, has long sleeves with Velcro adjustments and stays over my wrists while riding. It has elbow and shoulder armor ...
by RockportDave
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side Cover Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Side Cover Bolt

tnt9339 thanks.
After I saw the official description I found it on the OEM parts fiche. I’ll get one coming.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side Cover Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Side Cover Bolt

I broke the bolt that holds the left side cover on. 4ED00BBC-96D5-428E-977D-7F7F6CA75D75.jpeg I made one from a socket head bolt that works as good as the original, but I would like to have the OEM bolt. DFC80B12-146B-45A9-A83F-B841EE23323B.jpeg I have looked on a couple of OEM parts suppliers, but ...
by RockportDave
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

Decided to install the WPS Chinese alternator until I can contact LActrical. It runs quiet and smooth. The “sense” wire plugged into the OEM plug with no problems. It runs at 14.45 volts at idle and 14.35 through all rpms up to 3000. Hard to find any alternators that aren’t made in China or built wi...
by RockportDave
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3940

Re: Dropped bolt

Lost one of the acorn bolts that holds the center piece on the 1500. Fell...rattle, rattle...somewhere in bike. Went to Ace and bought more stainless acorns, nuts, bolts, screws, washers. Whatever size metrics I could find for backups. I use the magnetic 4” parts holders from HF. Cheap and work grea...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

Amazon has started the process of refunding my money because of the ad. I didn’t ask them to, they took it upon themselves. I emailed LActrical using the Facebook contact to California_alternator_starter.com, but no response. I emailed them last night through Amazon and the response is what I posted...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found

Happens when they sit for months. The grease is in bottom of the differential and the exposed parts build a film of rust. When they are driven again the rust is “washed” off by the grease and the parts begin to wear slightly where the rust was. Had a buddy with a 1989 Chevrolet Impala on his car lot...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: F6B Heal Toe Shifter
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: F6B Heal Toe Shifter

Had floorboards and heeltoe shifter on my 1981 Interstate, 1985 LTD and 1988 1500. Really liked them and only problem I had was leaning hard on a curve with my foot too far forward and mashed a toe between the floorboard and the engine when the floorboard rolled up. Don’t remember which bike it was ...
by RockportDave
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 602

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

Bluewater, LActrical sent a response via email saying they are closed for 2 weeks (see below). You have received a message from the Amazon Seller - LActrical Message: Hi,Yes we do sell,just are closed for 2 weeks until the end of the months,other competition use our name and brand to sell their prod...